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Welcome to YMCA Kottayam

YMCA had its beginning at Kottayam in 1888 at a time when the YMCA movement was spreading with remarkable rapidity throughout South India and especially in the erstwhile States of Tranvancore and Cochin, under the direct supervision of Christian missionaries or at the suggestion of Missionaries. Although such an organisation was formed in 1888, no trace of it remained after a few months of its starting.


The present Young Men's Christian Association of Kottayam was started in 1892, when David Mc Conaughy, Secretary of the Madras YMCA and National Council of YMCAs of India visited Kottayam. A meeting of persons desirous of forming a YMCA at Kottayam was held at the C N I Hall, (the present C M S College High School), Kottayamon 19th August that year.  Rev. S. W Organe, A . J. F Adams, J. Thompson, E. Bellerby, T. I Kurian, A. K Varkey, T. K Benjamin, M. M Varghese, T. M Thomas, senior students of the C M S College and the C N I, and many others attended

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